The Miami Boat Show commenced on thursday 16th February and the feedback on the state of the marine industry has been very positive !
The Show was opened with an address to maritime industry professional at the ‘State of the Industry Breakfast’ where performance graphs and figures were presented to analysis the current trends in the industry.
Several awards were presented including recognition to Ed Mckiernan and Ralph Lambrecht for NMMA Innovation Award. Beneteau also received an award for it’s ‘Toucan Touch’ mobile software system.
Soundings Magazine was at the show and interviewed several visitors and exhitors alike providing positve feeback.
Harvey Starkham – had travelled to the show from Toronto specifically to purchase a new A25 Cobalt.
Doug Gomes – representing Grady White boats, stated the Buyers were actively looking and talking about buying boats, there were no negatives holding purchasers back.
Bryan Anger – representing Pettit Paints and Antifoul stated that attendance was up and the people he had spoken to were all very positive.